We hope you like the new changes! Stay tuned, because there are more coming soon…
The Kumpel Page has long been one of the most glaring eyesores of Criticker — subject to ridicule, hatred and revulsion. And that was just from us, the guys who designed it in the first place!
In our recent continuing effort to revitalize Criticker’s look, we’ve given the Kumpel Page a facelift. All the functionality is still there, it’s just been re-organized and brought more inline with the way the rest of the site looks. You can still see your Kumpel’s latest reviews, still get recommendations from your Kumpels, and generate “Joint PSIs” of films neither you nor a particular Kumpel has seen.
“And what in the world,” some of you may be asking, “is a Kumpel?” Kumpel (pronounced koom-pel) is German for “buddy” or “pal”. We’re a half-German team here, so at Criticker, you’ll never have “friends” or “buddies”. You’ll have kumpels. Grab some Bratwurst with them, and go see a movie!
As most of you have noticed, we’ve been introducing new style changes to Criticker for the past few months. The latest section to get the treatment is Starred Reviews.
We think it’s a massive improvement, but we’ll let you be the judge:
The functionality hasn’t changed (much), but the look is completely new. What do you think?
Here they are: the ten best films of the year, as chosen by the Criticker community. There’s a little of everything in this list… animation, documentary, suspense and comedy, but 2014 seemed to mostly be a year of excellent drama. Did your favorite films make the cut? Take a look at the list, and leave a comment with your opinions!
It’s time for our annual countdown of the year’s best films, as chosen by the users of Criticker. Our methodology was simple: we looked at every film that’s eligible for the 2014 Academy Awards, and that had at least 50 rankings at Criticker. And then we let math do the rest.
Yesterday, we revealed the year’s ten worst films, and today, we’ll start counting down the best, starting at #20. 2014 was a great year for Hollywood; a large number of films in the first half of the top twenty were also among the biggest box-office smashes. How many of these have you seen?
There were a lot of great films in 2014… but then, there were also a lot of stinkers. We’ve examined the ratings made at Criticker.com, crunched the numbers, and produced a list of the worst films of the year. From horror to comedy, action to romance, Hollywood’s least-talented filmmakers are adept at screwing up any genre!
We’ve recently introduced a great new enhancement on Criticker — the ability to filter on “Film Type”. Currently, there are five different “types” classified:
1) Regular Films
2) Short Films
3) TV Movies
4) TV Mini-Series
5) Straight to Video
As of right now, you can do things like filtering Short Films and TV Movies out of lists. You could look at all TV Mini-Series from the 90’s. You can load a list of “Straight to Video” films from Britain.
We’re really excited about this new functionality, and hope that you are too!